dominant estate

Definition of "dominant estate"
  1. A piece of property that benefits from an easement for access or utilities, usually resulting from the owner splitting off and selling a portion of the property while maintaining certain rights
How to use "dominant estate" in a sentence
  1. The large house was the dominant estate, with an easement for driveway access across the smaller lot.
  2. By splitting the land into two plots and retaining easement rights, they created a dominant estate from the original property.
  3. The property owner decided to sell a portion of their land, but kept some rights thus making their remaining land a dominant estate.

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